In a large document it might be nice to quickly get a list of tables. Preferrably by clicking on a link that generates the list, and exports appropriately, e.g.
listoftables for LaTeX. A link like this:
Before getting to the code that does what we need, let us make some tables. We make three different kinds of tables for fun. A named table, an unnamed table, and a table with a caption.
We would like a function that creates a buffer with a list of the tables, and links to them. We include the table name, and caption if there is one. We will create an org-buffer, and use org-links to the tables. Here is a link definition that will do that.
(org-add-link-type "list-of-tables" (lambda (link-string) (let* ((c-b (buffer-name)) (counter 0) (list-of-tables (org-element-map (org-element-parse-buffer 'element) 'table (lambda (table) "create a link for to the table" (incf counter) (let ((start (org-element-property :begin table)) (name (org-element-property :name table)) (caption (caaar (org-element-property :caption table)))) (if caption (format "[[elisp:(progn (switch-to-buffer \"%s\")(goto-char %s))][table %s: %s]] %s\n" c-b start counter (or name "") caption) (format "[[elisp:(progn (switch-to-buffer \"%s\")(goto-char %s))][table %s: %s]]\n" c-b start counter (or name "")))))))) (switch-to-buffer "*List of Tables*") (org-mode) (erase-buffer) (insert (mapconcat 'identity list-of-tables "")))) (lambda (keyword desc format) (cond ((eq format 'latex) (format "\\listoftables")))))
A list of figures would only be a little trickier. You would map over the links, and find the file type links that have a select number of extensions, e.g. png, jpg, etc…
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